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Webb City police hit the farmers market for child safety

WEBB CITY, Mo. – Officers with the Webb City Police Department could be found at the Webb City Farmers Market in King Jack Park Saturday, all in the name of child safety.

They were handing out free child identification kits so parents could add their kids’ fingerprints and other identification factors, which can be a huge assistance to law enforcement if a child goes missing.

“During that situation, (parents) are emotional and upset. It’s hard to get information out of them, pertinent information especially. Once they give us (the completed child identification kit), we have it. It saves them from not having to answer questions that they don’t want to at that time,” said Webb City Police Sergeant Mike Malone.

If you weren’t able to make it to the Webb City Farmers Market, you can fill out a child identification kit at the Webb City Police Station or visit them at the farmers market in the near future. The department typically announces when they’re handing out the kits on Facebook.

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